Watching God work wonders
Published 11:02 am Thursday, August 14, 2014
Acts of courage are recorded or written about nearly every day in our 24/7 news cycle world.
Ordinary citizens are deservedly hailed as heroes for spontaneous decisions that save other lives. War heroes are given the admiration and respect they’ve earned for putting their lives on the line to protect our freedom.
But some people save lives every day and never receive a hint of recognition. When was the last time you went to a parade honoring a missionary?
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Ed Gullett is just such a person. He and his wife, Jamilaih, are preparing to leave everything they know to return to Belize and introduce Jesus Christ to as many people as possible. And they’re leaving all the details (money, food, support) to a God who has never led them wrong.
The Gulletts are from Coal Grove and attend Zoar Baptist Church. Ed is a pastor with a heart leading him to a place where Bibles are scarce and Jesus is a stranger.
Thanks to what many in our nation would call a stroke of luck — Ed calls it God doing what God always does — he ran into a printing business owner in Tennessee who asked, “How is the Bible situation in Belize?”
Ed replied, “We can’t keep them.”
The owner said, “We have to do something about that.”
Then the owner offered Ed 20,000 freshly printed Bibles — for free.
So, the Gulletts now have a small mountain of God’s word in print to ship to a Third-World country. The only problem is it will cost roughly $5,000 to deliver the massive amount of Bibles to Central America.
Ed knows without a doubt the Bibles will arrive at their destination. He has seen God work wonders too many times to count. But at the moment, he is unsure how it will happen.
Recently, he began asking people to sponsor the Bibles for $10 each. Every person who sponsors a Bible will be permitted to write his or her name on the inside cover. More importantly, every sponsor will also be throwing the only lifeline available to mankind into the heart of another human being.
These Bibles are going to get to Belize. This is a test for all of us. So, the question is, how many of us will take advantage of an opportunity to bless others and how many of us will let it pass by?
That opportunity is right in front of us. The Bible is God’s living word to us all. It is Him speaking to us. We take our Bibles for granted. So, what’s $10? Nothing when compared to the spiritual nourishment of a country the size of Massachusetts.
Ed Gullett’s faith, passion and courage make him a hero in my book. And he’s giving me the chance to help him do the work of the creator of the universe.
If you wish to help, please contact Ed at 740-550-2474, via email at email@example.com, or look him up on Facebook by searching Missionary Ed Gullett.
Billy Bruce is a freelance writer who lives in Pedro. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.